GREEK DEFENSE MINISTRY’S DELEGATION PAID TRIBUTE TO ARMENIAN GENOCIDE VICTIMS MEMORY
15:54, 29 October, 2013
YEREVAN, OCTOBER 29, ARMENPRESS. The delegation led by the Minister
of National Defense of Greece Dimitris Avramopoulos visited the
Tsitsernakaberd Memorial and paid a tribute to the memory of the
Armenian Genocide victims. As reports “Armenpress” the Minister
of National Defense of Greece Dimitris Avramopoulos along with the
other members of the delegation placed a wreath and flowers by the
unquenchable fire and honored the memory of the innocent victims by
a minute of silence. Also, the Greek Delegation paid a visit to the
Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute.
The fact of the Armenian Genocide by the Ottoman government has
been documented, recognized, and affirmed in the form of media
and eyewitness reports, laws, resolutions, and statements by many
states and international organizations. The complete catalogue of all
documents categorizing the 1915 wholesale massacre of the Armenian
population in Ottoman Empire as a premeditated and thoroughly executed
act of genocide, is extensive. Uruguay was the first country to
officially recognize the Armenian Genocide in 1965.
The massacres of the Armenian people were officially condemned and
recognized as a genocide in accordance with the international law by
France, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Netherlands, Switzerland, Sweden,
Russia, Poland, Lithuania, Greece, Slovakia, Cyprus, Lebanon, Uruguay,
Argentina, Venezuela, Chile, Canada, Vatican, and Australia.